Beginning Watercolor

Beginning Watercolor


We start with the basics: brush control, water to pigment ratios, mixing color, washes/glazes, lifting out and texture techniques. New projects each week, slowly building on previous lessons experience. Line drawings (for tracing) are offered for those who feel uncomfortable with free hand drawing.


WATERCOLOR I, 8 LIVE ZOOM CLASSES PER SESSION.

8 Fridays, next session starting Friday Jan 8th 2021 @1-4pm (live Zoom classes)

To register:  please send email at sallymeding@gmail.com 

This class will be geared for the complete beginner who has had little or no experience in watercolor. We will work on a number of skill-building exercises and small paintings, including:

  • 4 major watercolor techniques
  • 3 main types of washes
  • texturing techniques.
  • beginning  3-D form, how light land on simple objects.

We will explore the water to pigment ratio to use to create tints, washes/glazes and deep dark shades, together with an introduction to color mixing.

There will be step-by-step demonstrations each class to help you learn the basic techniques of painting with this vibrant transparent medium.

WATERCOLOR FUNDAMENTALS, LIVE ZOOM CLASSES

Fundamentals class (advanced beginner) includes review and continuing practice of:

  • brush control.
  • water to pigment ratios,
  • 3 types of washes, glazing,
  • Introducing masking,
  • understanding value to create 3-D form
  • basics of perspective

A new project each week, line drawings also provided for tracing.

Next session: Jan 5th 2021, Tuesdays @ 6.30-9.30pm

Please email sallymeding@gmail.com to register.